Sale of Photographs on April 26, 2017
Featuring Fine Art, Early Photography, Travel Albums Daguerreotypes and Photographic Literature
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Fall 2017
Doyle's auction of Photographs on April 26, 2017 offered a wide range of material encompassing fine art, early photography, such as travel albums and daguerreotypes, and photographic literature.
The sale began with a small but interesting array of 19th century photography, including four American class albums issued between 1855 and 1865. The 1865 Harvard College Photographs, the Harvard yearbook for 1865, realized a strong $5,312 dollars.
20th century photography included two images by Robert Adams, including Interstate 10, West Edge of Redlands, California, which sold for $3,125. Henri-Cartier-Bresson’s classic image of a child with two bottles of wine, grinning impishly, Rue Mouffetard, Paris 1954 realized $6,250. A group of large-format Roy DeCarava prints was offered, with Metropole Café, circa 1960, selling at $9,375 and Lonely Woman [on bus] $8,750. A group of Horst photographs performed well, with a male nude selling for $3,125 and a pair of portraits of Dame Edith Sitwell going for $2,375. In the same vein of glamour photography, the classic Frank Horvat image, Paris Couple, 1955 attained $4,375. One of the stars of the sale, a late lifetime printing Man Ray Les Larmes, signed by the artist, sold for $17,500. This was followed almost immediately by a group of a dozen Ray Metzkers: all achieved good prices, with City Whispers, Philadelphia, 1983 [83 GF 13], a classic Metzker image, achieving $9,375. An untitled vintage Art Sinasbaugh midwestern landscape, circa 1950s, reached $8,125. The classic Frederick Sommer surreal image of Max Ernst, 1946 made $16,250. A large-format Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe, 1962, attained a strong $20,000.
In contemporary photography a pair of Thomas Struth photographs from the Die Pflanze series reached $2,375 and $2,500 respectively and an image by Michael Wolf from the Architecture of Density series, a startling view of Hong Kong urban life, sold for $2,250.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
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Consignments are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 auction of Photographs. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please contact Edward Ripley-Duggan at 212-427-4141, ext 234, or Peter Costanzo at ext. 248, or email Photographs@Doyle.com